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Spring Events

 Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
Mar. mid
Katakuri Asian Fawnlily Colony of Asuke Asuke-Area

The Asian Fawnlilies of Asuke are located on slopes of Mt. Iimori facing northwestwards and occupy an area of about 0.5 hectares. Every year between about mid-March to early April it is possible to see the cute blossoms, which open almost all at once starting from a particularly…

late
Katakuri Asian Fawnlily Colony of Asuke Asuke-Area

The Asian Fawnlilies of Asuke are located on slopes of Mt. Iimori facing northwestwards and occupy an area of about 0.5 hectares. Every year between about mid-March to early April it is possible to see the cute blossoms, which open almost all at once starting from a particularly…

Sakura Cherry and Yukiyanagi Thunberg's Meadowsweet Blossoms of Aichi Greenery Center Fujioka-Area

Cherry blossoms and Thunberg's meadowsweets bloom along a 200-meter-long promenade in a Japanese-style garden. Known as Yukiyanagi in Japan, the snow-white blossoms contrast perfectly with the pale pink cherry buds in full bloom. Together, they create a beautiful, dream-like sce…

Apr. early
Katakuri Asian Fawnlily Colony of Asuke Asuke-Area

The Asian Fawnlilies of Asuke are located on slopes of Mt. Iimori facing northwestwards and occupy an area of about 0.5 hectares. Every year between about mid-March to early April it is possible to see the cute blossoms, which open almost all at once starting from a particularly…

Sakura Cherry and Yukiyanagi Thunberg's Meadowsweet Blossoms of Aichi Greenery Center Fujioka-Area

Cherry blossoms and Thunberg's meadowsweets bloom along a 200-meter-long promenade in a Japanese-style garden. Known as Yukiyanagi in Japan, the snow-white blossoms contrast perfectly with the pale pink cherry buds in full bloom. Together, they create a beautiful, dream-like sce…

13
Matsudaira Spring Festival Matsudaira-Area

The Shigaku-sai, a sort of dress rehearsal, is held on the Saturday before April 17 in advance of the full festival. The Shigaku-sai festival starts in the evening and involves scooping of water from the traditional well in which Matsudaira was first bathed, dedications of firew…

14
Matsudaira Spring Festival Matsudaira-Area

The Shigaku-sai, a sort of dress rehearsal, is held on the Saturday before April 17 in advance of the full festival. The Shigaku-sai festival starts in the evening and involves scooping of water from the traditional well in which Matsudaira was first bathed, dedications of firew…

27
Toyota Lake Mikawa Adventure Shimoyama-Area

Enjoy experiential outdoor activities such as boarding a Hot Air Balloon, SUP (standup paddleboarding), Air Canoe and others. Find such wildly fun outdoor activities at the Mikawa Kogen highlands around Lake Mikawa, the largest artificial lake in Aichi Prefecture, and take advan…

- May 6
29
Kawaguchi-yana Weir Fujioka-Area

Kawaguchi-yana Weir is built along the clean Yahagi River. Enjoy fresh sweetfish cuisine and the unusual sweetfish sashimi (raw fish). Barrier-free seats are also available. The season is from late April to late October.

- Oct 31

Summer Events

 Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
Jun. 8
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

15
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

16
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

22
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

29
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

Jul. early
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

mid
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

late
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

1
Oiden-yana Weir Inabu-Area

Catch sweetfish or play in the river. In the tent area, you can enjoy sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, sweetfish mochi sticks, and sweetfish rice. Open from July to the end of October.

- Sep 30
6
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

13
Odo Kanko-yana Weir Asahi-Area

Here you can catch sweetfish and enjoy sweetfish cuisine. In summer, the place is bustling with families enjoying the river. You can catch fish with your bare hands at the weir from mid-July to the end of October.

- Oct 31
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

14
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

27
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

28
Toyota Oiden Festival Toyota-Area

The Toyota Oiden Festival is one of Toyota-City's biggest events. Residents form groups to dance to the Oiden music with their own costumes and choreography.
The dancing takes place in two stages, with "My Town Oiden" held in various locations and "Oiden Final" held on the last…

Toyota Oiden Festival Fireworks Toyota-Area

Toyota Oiden Festival is Toyota-City's largest event and, to conclude it with a big splash, the last day features the Toyota Oiden Festival Fireworks. Featuring Melody Fireworks, a huge waterfall fireworks, "starmines", which are complex combinations of simultaneous launches, te…

Aug. early
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

mid
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

late
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

Autumn Events

 Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
Sep. early
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

mid
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

late
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

20
Rugby World Cup 2019 Toyota-Area

The decisive tournament that decides the rugby champions of the world, the Rugby World Cup 2019 will be held in Japan, and Toyota Stadium figures among the twelve venues hosting matches across the country. Why not join the raving legions of fans in Toyota?

- Nov 2
Oct. early
Hirose-yana Weir Toyota-Area

Hirose-yana Weir is built traditionally with wood and bamboo. After you catch your sweetfish with your bare hands, you can cook it over a charcoal fire. Right next to the weir is a dining area where you can eat and enjoy Yahagi River’s natural scenery. The season is from early J…

Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

mid
Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

late
Shirasagi-yana Weir Asuke-Area

You can eat sweetish freshly caught from the clear Tomoe River. Enjoy diverse sweetfish cuisine such as salted sweetfish, fried sweetfish, vinegared sweetfish, broth-boiled sweetfish, and sweetfish rice. You can also catch live sweetfish with your hands at the weir. Being close …

Winter Events

 Month   Day   Event Name   Holding Date 
Dec. mid
Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

late
Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

Jan. early
Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

mid
Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

late
Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

18
Kanzokashiki Washi Japanese Paper Making Experience Obara-Area

A fundamental process in Washi Japanese Paper making - Toyotashi Obara Paper Art Museum (Toyotashi Washi-no-Furusato) annually hosts the Kanzokashiki event, with admission free of charge and open to anyone willing to participate. Basically, it's the steam boiling process of the …

Feb. early
Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

mid
Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

Mennoki Soft Rime Virgin Forest Inabu-Area

The virgin forest of Mennoki, filled with beech trees over 300 years old, is designated as a Special Protection Area of Tenryu-Okumikawa Quasi-National Park. When weather conditions such as subfreezing temperatures align, soft rime covers the trees as they sparkle beautifully in…

late
Hyobaku Ice Cascade of Yusui Hiroba in Inabu Inabu-Area

Starting in December of each year, columns are set up in a waterfall near Oidaira Park (Rokurogi) and water is poured over them every day to create enormous icicles, creating a frozen waterfall sculpture (hyobaku) that can be seen only in the winter. When illuminated at night, t…

9
Hina Dolls of Chuma in Asuke-Town Asuke-Area

The homes and shops lining the old streets of Asuke decorate their foyers and interiors with traditional clay dolls, a signature sight of spring that got its start as a way to enliven the streetscape for passersby.

- Mar 10
Tenka Festival Matsudaira-Area

As ninth head of the Matsudaira clan, Tokugawa Ieyasu created the foundation for centuries of peace in Japan, fulfilling the dreams of Chikauji, founder of the clan. Local youths revived this festival, centered on the belief that touching a wooden ball purified by water from the…

10
Tenka Festival Matsudaira-Area

As ninth head of the Matsudaira clan, Tokugawa Ieyasu created the foundation for centuries of peace in Japan, fulfilling the dreams of Chikauji, founder of the clan. Local youths revived this festival, centered on the belief that touching a wooden ball purified by water from the…